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The Four Rs of Music Education

The Four Rs of Music Education Committing to a Lifelong Learning Journey  By NAfME Members José Valentino Ruiz, Ph.D., and Eftihia Arkoudis, D.M.A. The Issue at Hand In a fast-paced…

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Rediscovering Recreational Listening through Music Listening Clubs

Another Perspective: Rediscovering Recreational Listening through Music Listening Clubs By NAfME Member Lisa D. Martin  This article first appeared in the December 2023 issue of Music Educators Journal.  It was…

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Rest, Recreate, and Recharge over the Summer

What do you do to rest, recreate, and/or recharge over the summer? Seven Music Educators Share Their Thoughts This article first appeared in the April 2024 issue of Teaching Music.…

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Turn the Lights Back On

Turn the Lights Back On By NAfME Members Amy M. Knopps and Lori Schwartz Reichl “The shadow is the greatest teacher for how to come to the light.” ― Ram…

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Using a More Loving Language

Using a More Loving Language Kind Words Have Power By NAfME Member Dr. Lori Schwartz Reichl “Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly…

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Life through the Lens of Music

Life through the Lens of Music By NAfME Member Stephanie San Roman In my very first undergraduate class we were asked to write our philosophy of music education. I have…

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A Shared Vision: 5 Steps to Creating and Maintaining It

A Shared Vision 5 Steps to Creating and Maintaining It By NAfME Member Dr. Lori Schwartz Reichl “People working together in a strong community with a shared goal and a…

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Prioritizing People

Prioritizing People: Confront and Conquer Burnout Together By NAfME Member Dr. Lori Schwartz Reichl  “You will burn and you will burn out; you will be healed and come back again.”―Fyodor…

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A Teacher’s Legacy: The Influence of Gratitude

A Teacher’s Legacy: The Influence of Gratitude By NAfME Member Dr. Lori Schwartz Reichl   “A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.”—Henry Brooks Adams Improved Health…

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Tough Blows: An Educator’s Story of Defying the Odds

Tough Blows: An Educator’s Story of Defying the Odds Narrated by NAfME Member Dr. Lori Schwartz Reichl with quotes by Wayne Magee “It’s not about the cards you’re dealt, but…

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